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Poem by Robert Burns


The Bonnie Lass of Albany


MY heart is wae, and unco wae,
  To think upon the raging sea,
That roars between her gardens green
  And the bonnie Lass of Albany.

This lovely maids of royal blood
  That ruled Albions kingdoms three,
But oh, alas! for her bonnie face,
  They hae wrangd the Lass of Albany.

In the rolling tide of spreading Clyde
  There sits an isle of high degree,
And a town of fame whose princely name
  Should grace the Lass of Albany.

But theres a youth, a witless youth,
  That fills the place where she should be;
Well send him oer to his native shore,
  And bring our ain sweet Albany.

Alas the day, and woe the day!
  A false usurper wan the gree,
Who now commands the towers and lands-
  The royal right of Albany.

Well daily pray, well nightly pray.
  On bended knees most fervently,
The time may come, with pipe and drum
  Well welcome hame fair Albany.



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Theres News, Lasses
  2. Scroggam
  3. The Toast
  4. Where are the Joys
  5. My Wifes a Winsome Wee Thing


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